Perspective on Immigration - II

Immigration debate mobilizes Latinos:

"Drawing on fear of restrictive immigration proposals that have awakened hundreds of thousands of Latinos to political activism, organizers are using popular Spanish-language radio and networks of community organizations to mobilize protests in Washington and scores of other cities Monday.

The demonstrations are planned to expand on a groundswell that attracted about 30,000 largely Hispanic protesters in the District last month, about 100,000 in Chicago and as many as 500,000 in Los Angeles, a surprising display of political muscle from a population that makes up a substantial portion of the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants.

Jaime Contreras, president of the National Capital Immigrant Coalition, predicted that Monday's demonstration at the Washington Monument would draw 100,000 people and that nationally the turnout, in more than 60 cities, would number "in the millions."

"The sleeping Latino giant is finally awake," Contreras said. "This will be the largest demonstration by immigrants ever held in this country."

Sleeping Giant is right, in the fact that this has been a storm a long time coming. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1965 Immigration Act, saying afterward:

"This bill we sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not retructure the shape of our daily lives."

He was mistaken, and now forty years later we see the "fruits" of that act, as since then waves of immigrants (legal and illegal)flooded this nation.

Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), then agreed with Johnson and indeed he was was one of the Act's chief archetechs:

"“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset ...Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia ... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.”

Which makes it almost a cruel joke that Kennedy along with Senator John McCain drafted the Immigration Reform currently working through the Senate.

Even more condescending Kennedy said of his bill, "We think it's a waste of resource to have highly skilled, highly trained border guards chasing after gardeners as they are today across the sandy desert, climbing fences,"

What a pompus ass....shut the hell up! 'Gardeners'.....indeed. Kennedy simply shows us how most of the "filthy rich" Democrat leadership really look at immigrants.

The fact - Senator (drown 'em and forget 'em), is that this current immigration 'crisis' is another example of how your side simply cannot be trusted to fix a problem when YOU and your cronies created it in the first place.

UPDATE: The screwing of America continues - Senate passes "compromise" deal.

Key verse: "Senate Republicans and Democrats closed in on a last-minute compromise Thursday on legislation opening the way to legal status and eventual citizenship for many of the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally."

Phew......"11 million immigrants living in the Untied States Illegally" = Illegal Immigrants! How hard is it to say that?

So in other words - the 'compromise' = amnesty for law breakers.

By the way....

McCain is done for 2008 - bet on it.

Michelle Malkin with links and comments. Senator Frist is toast for 2008 as well